Preparing Local Workforce Boards for the Review of AEFLA Applications

This training will prepare Michigan Works! staff for local board reviews of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant applications.

Attendees will receive an overview of the AEFLA applications, including:

  • specific questions to review for alignment;
  • the review form that must be completed for each application;
  • a timeline for the review process.
  • Thorough understanding of the AEFLA applications
  • Clear expectations regarding the local board review form
  • Answers to review process questions.

Local board requirement under WIOA:

Adult education provides an extraordinary opportunity to improve the quality of life for individuals with low basic skills.

The AEFLA program provides critical services / activities to support adult learners to improve access to education and training opportunities, as well as to employment:

  • Assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills for employment and economic self-sufficiency.
  • Support the educational and skill achievement of parents and family members to participate in the educational development of their children and improve economic opportunities for families.
  • Assist immigrants and English learners in improving their English and math proficiency and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
  • Assist incarcerated individuals in strengthening their knowledge and skills to promote successful re-entry into society.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) promotes coordination between the local workforce development boards and adult education providers by requiring the local boards to review the WIOA, Title II, AEFLA applications to ensure alignment with the local workforce plan, per Section 107(d)(11)(B)(i).

The local board is not scoring or approving the applications but rather reviewing the applications to determine whether the application is consistent with the local workforce plan.

The extent to which the application demonstrates alignment with the proposed activities and services in the local plan is one of 13 considerations the state office must consider when awarding AEFLA grants.

For more information, visit the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity – Workforce Development, Office of Adult Education website.

  • Michigan Works! fiscal staff
  • Partner organizations

February 25, 2020 (webinar)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm 


Member and Non-member: $15



Presented by

Erica Luce is the Adult Education Manager for the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity – Workforce Development. She has over 17 years of experience in workforce development, including 15 years in adult education. Erica has spent the majority of her career working on initiatives and efforts to increase access to services for adult learners in Michigan and strengthen the collaboration between adult education providers and workforce partners.

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Contact or (517) 371-1100. Association staff is available Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (excluding holidays) and typically responds to inquiries within two (2) business days.

Upon registration, complete training event details will follow via email.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing up to three (3) business days prior to the training to receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the training will be invoiced, and payments will not be refunded. No shows will be billed. Substitutions are welcomed.